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Jill Techel Announces Retirement from Leadership Napa Valley

January 20, 2023 9:04 AM | Anonymous

For immediate release
January 20, 2023
Molly Rattigan, President of the Board of Directors

Jill Techel Announces Retirement from Leadership Napa Valley

Jill Techel, Program Director, has announced to the Leadership Napa Valley (LNV) Board of Directors that she will retire in June 2023. She has served as Program Director for over 25 years, beginning with Class 10.

It is a position that Jill loves and it is with mixed emotions that she is retiring, “I have loved getting to see the next generation of leaders come through the program and grow and share their love and commitment to the Napa Valley. It was a perfect job and I loved doing it. I am announcing now to give the Board time to recruit and select a new program director and have transition time.”

“As one of the individuals fortunate enough to have experienced Leadership Napa Valley under Jill’s exceptional leadership, I am grateful for her unwavering dedication to our organization,” said Molly Rattigan, President of the Board of Directors. She added, “I look forward to celebrating Jill’s contributions to Leadership Napa Valley with our network of alumni and our greater community.”

Jill’s retirement will be celebrated along with the graduation of Class 35, her final Leadership Napa Valley cohort on June 2, 2023. Details to follow.

The recruitment process for a new Program Director will commence in February 2023. Those interested in the process can email to be added to a mailing list.

About Leadership Napa Valley
Now in its 35th year, LNV began in 1987. The program annually selects class members from a diverse cross-section of Napa Valley applicants. During the nine-month program, class members develop leadership skills and learn teamwork and experience the many different pieces, from government to nonprofits that make Napa County such a special place to live. In the practicum portion of the program, they work in teams to develop meaningful projects intended to have a lasting positive impact on the community. Today, LNV is recognized as one of the best leadership training experiences in the country. To date, more than 800 people have graduated from the program with a deeper commitment to making Napa Valley a better place to live, work and grow.

LNV is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on support from community members like you. To find out more about how to get involved, go to


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